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Not just another school year…

Not just another school year…

It was the last weekend in August. The cool night air felt great on my cheek after a hot day walking around in the sun. The view of Paris below me was incredible with the city of lights glowing brightly in the evening. I had been here twice before with my parents and my sister, [...]

August 24, 2010 More

The Ever-Changing “Mindset” of Gen Y

If you haven’t already, you’ll either find the Beloit College Mindset List hilarious or useful – so either way, it’s worth a peek.  Professor Tom McBride and faculty member Ron Nief have been running the list for over a decade now, making it a culturally significant example of the rapidly changing times. On a practical [...]

August 24, 2010 More

Getting the Salary You Deserve

Last month I blogged about the job search process and I realized I cut my readers short… I failed to mention the importance of getting the salary you deserve. Its true, in today’s job market, getting the job is the top priority. However, should college graduates accept job opportunities that are barely paying above the [...]

August 23, 2010 More

Be True to You

Inc.com recently put out its latest edition of 30 under 30: America’s coolest young entrepreneurs including Dan Schawbel who has his hands in a few things: creator of the personalbrandingblog.com, founder of Millennial Branding, and author of Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve a Career Success. This of course got me thinking… how did Dan get to where he is today (and under the age of 30)? The answer: He did it by staying true to himself.

August 11, 2010 More

Searching for Jobs, Surviving the Hunt… and Tasting Victory

As commencement season has come and gone, graduates from the class of 2010 are entering a market of more jobs, but with lower salaries. About 24% of graduating seniors had jobs waiting for them after receiving their degree, up 4% from the previous year. However, according to a recent article published by The New York [...]

August 10, 2010 More

Hope on the Horizon for Engineers

I recently came across an article by the Milwaukee based Journal Sentinel, which posed some interesting thoughts. In such a bleak economy, there is a shimmering ray of hope for engineering majors. This degree made the top 10 hardest jobs to fill list, but it was only ranked number nine for earned undergraduate degrees. What does that mean for current engineering majors? Read the rest of my blog post and learn how you can stand out in the engineering field.

August 9, 2010 More

Job Shadowing 101

The routine of higher education has progressed to a point where the internship has become a necessary element of the path to the cap and gown.  Many colleges and universities have internships as a requirement, and some institutions even place students within them.  While this is great for preparing an entire generation with the skills [...]

August 9, 2010 More